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Jun 2015

Small Business Owners: What If…

I’ve worked with small business owners since I launched my own small business in 2010. From start-ups to fourth generation family-owned companies, I’ve witnessed first-hand the challenges that small businesses face on a regular basis. It’s probably no surprise that lack of time and resources are among them. Remaining competitive is a challenge, especially for local businesses who rely on their current customer base to...

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Creativity: Imperative for Business

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May 2015

Creativity: Imperative for Business

As a small business owner, I place emphasis on serving my customers, working with the team and overseeing the day-to-day business operations. As I’ve said before, it’s easy to put my own marketing efforts on the backburner – and there are many times when creativity isn’t something that is easily summoned. But,  that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. I’ve spent a lot of time working...

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Social Media’s Role in Lead Generation and Sales

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Apr 2015

Social Media’s Role in Lead Generation and Sales

In the past few weeks, I’ve corresponded with several start-ups regarding social media marketing as part of their business launch. One prospective customer asked me the reasonable number of customers that he could expect for the campaign – and the cost per customer acquisition. This type of question is one I receive often (‘what’s my ROI?’) and it’s even more complex to provide an answer...

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Internet Personality Types: How to Handle Them

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Mar 2015

Internet Personality Types: How to Handle Them

By Lauren Galli, #Strella Creative Director Considering that the words troll, lurker, and creeper are now part of the American vernacular, it may be safe to say that the influx of internet personality types isn’t lessening anytime soon.  We’ve all had our negative experiences with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram whether it be in the form of unfriendly advice, direct messages, or an unwarranted comment 48...

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LinkedIn: Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Rock Your Profile

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Mar 2015

LinkedIn: Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Rock Your Profile

LinkedIn is one of the most heavily-used professional social media sites available. The channel, now at nearly 350 million users, offers an opportunity to showcase your education, past experience, and volunteer opportunities while connecting with other professionals. I was recently contacted by a marketing professional looking to beef up her LinkedIn profile because she was considering career opportunities that  required a LinkedIn page link as...

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